You cannot avoid the culture wars.
This is from
something I am writing,
"Firstly, we need to recognize that we can’t avoid the
culture wars. We might want to live quiet and peaceful lives, but the devil
doesn’t always give us a choice in the matter. Just because we are told that we
should aspire to a quiet life does not mean we are promised one. Eventually the
culture will confront you in some way and seek to bring you under its sway.
Even if you were to go and build a commune somewhere you would take the world
with you in some way and the world will eventually encroach on your way of life
from the outside anyway. Better that we engage now, reason now, and teach,
advocate, lobby, peacefully now, rather than be attacked unaware.
One of the most important implications of Genesis 3 is that
you can't hide from evil in the world. The Lord God could literally place you
in the most perfect garden on this earth, surround you with perfection, shelter
you from the outside world, give you the freedom to live in that shelter, and
the devil will find a way in to seek and destroy you and bring you under his
sway. There is no such place on this earth where the devil does not have the
ability to sink his fangs in."
vital for us to remember as Christians. It is good and necessary and important
for us to seek to make the place where we situate our families, raise our
children, worship with fellow believers and seek to live out our lives, as
healthy and good as we possibly can. But we must not lower our guard to the
ability for the evil one to creep in and do damage. The culture war is not a
one and done kind of thing. It is an ongoing battle that humanity is required
to continue to fight until Christ himself returns and finally deals with evil
once and for all.
speaking to someone recently, and he observed how Australia was so
post-Christian that it was now in some places almost pre-Christian. That is
there are so many people with no knowledge of God and his word at all. No
understanding even of basic things like what the 10 commandments are, for
instance. This is very much the case. A country once filled with Christianity has
become spiritually very dead. The same thing happened in Israel when generations
were raised that had forgotten the law of God. In Josiah’s day the leaders of
Judah were shocked when they found the law in the temple and realized how much
of God’s word they had abandoned and why they were facing the trials they did.
The point is
the culture wars are never ending in this world. We must continually be on our
guard against the creeping evils of apathy and rebellion, and we must recognize
that only as long as we pass on the word of God that we have been taught, will
it continue on down the line in our families. We cannot assume, we cannot rest on
our laurels and we cannot avoid the culture wars. The devil’s culture is ever
against the culture of the kingdom of God. Don’t forget this.